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date: 16 November 2019

Xyu [xi-u, pí lè]locked

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[xi-u, pí lè]

Wooden oboe, akin to the Chinese suona, of the Hmong people of northern Vietnam, Laos, northeastern Thailand, and southern China. It has six fingerholes and a thumbhole and is played for instance at receptions of important guests, funerals, and weddings.

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